Match Reports

International Tennis returns to Calcutta South Club ; this time in the form of ITF Futures – A Report from Day 1 Proceedings

Not much longer than a year since Kolkata last greeted men from beyond our borders on a Tennis court, its gates were open once again. India is one of the participating host nations in the 2020 ITF Men’s World Tennis Tour and Kolkata is one of its two cities to do the honours. Some small …

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ATP Bengaluru Challenger – All singles players crash out ; doubles hopes still alive

Leander Paes added some colour to an otherwise day of gloom for the Indians at the Bengaluru Open 2020. Leander Paes, along with his partner, Matt Ebden recovered from a second set bagel, to defeat the third seeded pair of Rungkat and Goransson 7-6 0-6 (10-8), to progress to the semi-finals, in what is slated …

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Bengaluru Open: Leander though to the quarters in his final tourney in India

Legend, entertainer and crowd-puller. Three, out of several terms, that can be used to describe Leander Paes. But perhaps the three most appropriate terms that could be used to describe Leander Paes on a day where he combined with his Australian Partner Mathew Ebden, to defeat the Slovenian-Chinese pairing of Blaz Rola and Zhizhen Zhang …

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“This win is great” – Niki Poonacha, after taking out former world number 26 Lukas Rosol ; Saketh, Abhinav also cause upsets on Day 2

Day 2 of Bengaluru Open 2020 saw upsets galore as Indians made full use of the home tournament. The day began with Indian qualifier Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam, ranked 1093 in the ATP rankings, defeating Daniel Masur, ranked over 800 places above him, 7-5 6-3. But that was not to be the only upset of the …

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“I may not have come back from 2-6 down a year back” – Mukund, after producing a comeback win to make R2 at ATP Bengaluru Challenger

Four Indians through to R2 on Monday Sumit Nagal to play his first match on Tuesday Leander Paes arrives in Bengaluru to play his last pro event in India India’s Mukund Sasikumar got the Indian challenge off to a great start, defeating former top 70 player Blaz Kavcic 2-6 6-3 6-4 at the Bengaluru Open …

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Chennai: Mukund’s fantastic run ends & Prajnesh suffers an upset

On a hot sultry day, with the Chennai sun blazing down, the day started with a bang for Indians with Mukund Sasi Kumar starting where he left off. Before the second seed could blink and think, the Indian lad broke him in his first service game and was 3-0 up in the first set. As …

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